This paper focuses on the level of dialogism between organization and participants. The unit of analysis is a water utility's direct engagement with its household customers. Through participant observation and Bebbington at alii (2007) model, we analyzed engagement factors to detect elements occasioning a dialogic experience and its determinants. This contribution to the public utilities and social accounting literature outlines interrelated factors impacting barriers to and opportunities for creating dialogism. It enhances public utilities business reputation and drives sustainability innovations. Managerially, we identified enablers and limits of an effective stakeholder engagement process.

Stakeholder engagement by an Italian water utility company: Insight from participant observation of dialogism

Annesi, Nora;Battaglia, Massimo;Frey, Marco
2021

Abstract

This paper focuses on the level of dialogism between organization and participants. The unit of analysis is a water utility's direct engagement with its household customers. Through participant observation and Bebbington at alii (2007) model, we analyzed engagement factors to detect elements occasioning a dialogic experience and its determinants. This contribution to the public utilities and social accounting literature outlines interrelated factors impacting barriers to and opportunities for creating dialogism. It enhances public utilities business reputation and drives sustainability innovations. Managerially, we identified enablers and limits of an effective stakeholder engagement process.
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